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The 16th World Wushu Championships (WWC) is coming to Texas, USA!

About WWC

The World Wushu Championships (WWC) is the official world championship event that is hosted by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). 

The 16th World Wushu Championships (WWC) scheduled for November 16-20, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA is expected to attract nearly 1,200-1,500 participants from 80+ countries, and 3-5,000 spectators domestically.

This biennial signature event is hosted by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), features the highest competitive level within the sport. This 16th edition of the event organized by the United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) under the auspices of the IWUF. 

The 16th WWC will be in the Fort Worth Convention Center. This prestigious competition returns to the United States for the first time in nearly three decades. The last time this international athletic event was held in the U.S. was in 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland. This event in Texas will not only highlight the world’s top athletes from Asia, Europe, Africa, Pan America and Oceania, but it will shine a spotlight on the USA home team that has been training for years — waiting for this moment to show how much the sport of wushu has matured here in the U.S., and how Olympic-ready they are for the future.

Overview

Dates:
November 16-20, 2023

Location:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, USA

 

80+ countries expected to attend

80+ countries expected to attend

600 - 800 athletes from around the world

600 - 800 athletes from around the world

1,200 - 1,500 total participants

1,200 - 1,500 total participants

TEXAS, USA

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Sport Wushu

Modern Wushu

Wushu Kungfu

Wushu is the umbrella term for all martial art styles originating in China, includes disciplines ranging from tai chi to full contact fighting, known more colloquially as kungfu. For competition purposes, wushu has been standardized, with two categories: taolu and sanda. Both offer cinematic visuals that light up the competition carpet and full-contact fighting platform.
Taolu

Taolu

Taolu, or forms, are choreographed routines. Routines are divided into two categories: empty-hand (without weapons) and weapons, which include broad sword, straight sword, staff, and spear. Traditionally, taolu routines showcase the athlete’s flexibility, stamina, strength, speed, balance, and co-ordination.
Sanda

Sanda

Sanda is full contact fighting. During about, sanda athletes may employ punching, kicking, wrestling, and throwing techniques from all styles of wushu. With its integration of many techniques, sanda closely resembles MMA. Sanda finals usually pack the arena seats, and raucous shouts and cheers create an electrifying energy in the audience.

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